Bucks will return to the postseason


Bucks center Larry Sanders slams home a dunk in the third quarter of Saturday’s playoff-clinching victory. Photo: Image by Associated Press

Bucks will return to the postseason

CREATED Apr. 7, 2013

The Milwaukee Bucks had been sputtering lately, but that was all forgotten after they clinched a playoff berth by crushing Toronto, 100-83, Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Milwaukee (37-39) won for just the third time in its last 10 games to move within two games of idle Boston, which holds the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

"You work hard all season," Bucks coach Jim Boylan said. "It's a long season. We've had ups and downs. It's 82 games. We've still got a few games left. We kind of hit a rough patch here toward the end, but we've had some good patches, too, at certain times during the season, which enabled us to be in this position.

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